The antidote: inside the world of new pharma

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
In 1989, the charismatic Joshua Boger left Merck, then America's most admired business, to found a drug company that would challenge industry giants and transform health care. Barry Werth described the company's tumultuous early days during the AIDS crisis in The Billion-Dollar Molecule, a celebrated classic of science and business journalism. Now he returns to tell a riveting story of Vertex's bold endurance and eventual success.The $325-billion-a-year pharmaceutical business is America's toughest and one of its most profitable. It is riskier and more rigorous at just about every stage than any other business, from the towering biological uncertainties inherent in its mission to treat disease; to the 30-to-1 failure rate in bringing out a successful medicine even after a molecule clears all the hurdles to get to human testing; to the multibillion-dollar cost of ramping up a successful product; to operating in the world's most regulated industry, matched only by nuclear power.Werth captures the full scope of Vertex's twenty-five-year drive to deliver breakthrough medicines. At a time when America struggles to maintain its innovative edge, The Antidote is a powerful inside look at one of the most intriguing and important business stories of recent decades.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781451655674
9781451655667
9781452699882
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDc34f9f43-f544-1cae-de20-8c6e4cbe113f
Grouping Titleantidote inside the world of new pharma
Grouping Authorwerth barry
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-10-25 03:50:35AM
Last Indexed2019-11-17 05:08:03AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Pratt, Sean.
authorWerth, Barry.
author2-rolePratt, Sean.
hoopla digital.
author_displayWerth, Barry
available_at_lovelandLoveland Public Library
detailed_location_lovelandLoveland Adult Nonfiction
Online Hoopla Collection
display_descriptionThe Antidote tells the story of Vertex, a maverick drug company led by the charismatic Joshua Boger and a small group of entrepreneurial young scientists who broke off from Merck when it was the world's best drug maker, indeed the most admired business in America, because they thought they could make drugs better. Building upon his widely praised The Billion-Dollar Molecule, Barry Werth captures the full scope of Vertex's twenty-five-year drive to liver breakthrough medicines and transform the drug industry. The Antidote draws upon unprecedented inside reporting spanning more than two decades to provide a groundbreaking close-up of Vertex's inner workings and the ferocious but indispensable world it inhabits.
format_category_lovelandAudio Books
Books
eBook
format_lovelandBook
eAudiobook
idc34f9f43-f544-1cae-de20-8c6e4cbe113f
isbn9781451655667
9781451655674
9781452699882
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT11412342Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11412342?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
ils:.b24350199.i41114772Loveland Adult Nonfiction338.476151 Werth, B.1falsefalseOn ShelfMar 25, 2019lvnfa
itype_lovelandhardcover book
last_indexed2019-11-17T12:08:03.086Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_loveland338.476151 Werth, B.
owning_library_lovelandLoveland Public Library
owning_location_lovelandLoveland Public Library
primary_isbn9781451655674
publishDate2014
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
hoopla:MWT11412342eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishTantor Audio, 2014.1 online resource (1 audio file (16hr., 27 min.)) : digital.
ils:.b24350199BookBooksFirst Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.EnglishSimon & Schuster, c2014.x, 435 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_loveland
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT11412342Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b24350199.i41114772On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue128, 1, 129, 130, 2, 3, 131, 4, 133, 5, 6, 7, 135, 8, 136, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 115, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
subject_facetDrugs -- Marketing
Pharmaceutical industry
Pharmaceutical industry -- United States
Pharmaceutical industry -- United States -- History
Pharmaceutical policy -- United States
Pharmaceutical technology
Pharmaceutical technology -- United States
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
title_displayThe antidote : inside the world of new pharma
title_fullThe antidote : inside the world of new pharma / Barry Werth
The antidote : inside the world of new pharma [electronic resource] / Barry Werth
title_shortThe antidote
title_subinside the world of new pharma
topic_facetDrugs
History
Marketing
Pharmaceutical industry
Pharmaceutical policy
Pharmaceutical technology